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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-63

Disseminated orbital actinomycetoma: A case report

D. Y. Patil Medical College and Research Center, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India

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Nita Umesh Shanbhag
Omkar Eye Care Center, 302, 303 koteshwar Plaza, Junc of RHB Rd & J. Nehru Rd, Mulund (West) Mumbai
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.58474

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Mycetoma is a chronic granulomatous infection. Lower extremities are commonly involved. A 20-year-old male came with complaints of multiple sinuses on scalp, left eyelid swelling with a sinus and dystopia, since one year. On examination there was relative proptosis in left eye of 2 mm. Computed tomography scan showed soft tissue swelling of the pre-septal area of the left upper eyelid with orbital involvement. Magnetic resonance imaging showed increased left orbital volume and evident dystopia. Microbiology testing of the erosive scalp and lid lesions showed genus Nocardia, suggestive of actinomycetoma. This case is presented as it shows an unusual involvement of the orbit.

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